Serious Crash - SH1 Oruanui, North of Taupo - Bay of Plenty
Serious Crash - SH1 Oruanui, North of Taupo - Bay
Emergency Services are at the site
of a serious crash on State Highway One at Oruanui near
State Highway One is closed near th eintersection
of Oruanui Road and SH1 and a Helicopter is being used to
transport a seriously injured woman to hospital.
management is in place to guide traffic around the crash
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
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